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    Austin Deere of Prairie Grove killed in Monday storms

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    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a teenager was killed in northwest Arkansas on Monday night when storm debris crashed into his car.

    Arkansas State Police say 19-year-old Austin Deere of Prairie Grove died at about 7:30 p.m. Monday while driving on U.S. 412 in Springdale. A preliminary report says a street sign that was uprooted by high winds landed on top of Deere's car.

    Deere was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County coroner.

    The Storm Prediction Center says a wind gust of 69 mph was recorded in Springdale at the same time as the accident.

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